INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 27: A fan holds up a sign as Marvin Harrison #88 of the Indianapolis Colts is honored at halftime as he is inducted to the ring of honor during the game between the Indianapolis Colts against the Carolina Panthers at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 27, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Last year, the NFL gave retired players the opportunity to announce their former team's second day draft picks. Well, it looks like this will turn into a regular tradition because it's happening again this year.
Former Colts tackling mad man a.k.a. linebacker Jeff Herrod announced the selection of Ben Ijalana last year. This year? The great Marvin Harrison will have the honor of announcing the Colts second and third-round selections. Joining him to represent their own respective teams will be former greats, such as Terrell Davis, Barry Sanders, Michael Strahan and more.
Personally, I love that they're sticking with this idea. It not only makes the draft more enjoyable for the fans, but it's also a special honor for rookies to be able to shake the hands of former franchise greats as the venture into a NFL career of their own.